More than 3,987 students in DeKalb Central and DeKalb Eastside schools look forward to JA programs every year. They are being empowered to own their future economic success and they are discovering the relevancy of education. We appreciate our community's educators, volunteers and community members who are making these JA programs possible.

To join us as a volunteer, contact Darinda Gres Smith, (260) 333-2008, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To make a donation to ensure this learning continues, click here.

Volunteer Conduct Standards




Pro-Am Invitational: June 13th & 14th

Glendarin Golf Club, Angola, IN

We kick off the event Monday evening, June 13, 2016 with registration, the pairings party and a prime rib dinner provided by Caruso’s. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 is the golf event with registration and breakfast starting that morning and a shotgun start. Concluding golf that afternoon, there will be a lunch buffet provided by Caruso’s and awards ceremony.

As we do every year, we will offer the opportunity to sponsor a Pro for only $150 if your full $1,100 team entry fee is received by June 1st. Teams are registered on a first come, first serve basis and because we are sure to reach our cap of 32 teams again this year, we encourage you to secure your team with a deposit of $275 by June 1st. All entries and sponsorships listed in green need to be paid in full by June 1, 2016.

Please note that even if you are unable to participate, donations of any amount will help us reduce our cost and allow us to impact more youth that participate in the Junior Achievement programs that operate in Steuben and East/Central DeKalb County.

We are excited about this year’s event as professional golfers participate from the Women’s US Open, LPGA Tour or Futures Tour, or as well as the past winners of the Big Break.

For more event and sponsorship information, contact Amy Hobbick at (260) 484-2543.

DeKalb County Business Hall of Fame: October

Junior Achievement celebrating business and education!

Phone Drive:

Cheers to the businesses and community leaders who volunteer their time to secure pledges of financial support for the programs provided by Junior Achievement serving DeKalb Central and DeKalb Eastside. Form a team to make calls, write letters, or make personal visits and raise pledges for JA, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (260) 484-2543. Click here to donate without receiving a call from our Phone Drive.

JA Bowling

JA Bowl-A-Thon in Auburn and Garrett: February

More information coming soon!


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Joe Prosser, Mold Service Inc. (President)
Mark VandeVelde, Oak Partners Inc. (Vice President)
Carla Holbrook, Beacon Credit Union (Treasurer)
Julia Tipton, DeKalb County Central United School District (Secretary) 


Richard Allen, Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing
Kelly A. Brown, DeKalb Health
Nicholas Fabian, Woodforest National Bank
David Frey, Lake City Bank
Christina Gaar, Horizon Bank
Pat Imhoff, Beacon Credit Union
Brennen Kitchen, Riverdale Elementary School 
Amy Lehrman, Katz Sapper & Miller 
Wendy Pettis, DeKalb County Central United School District
Nicholas Sullivan, D.C., DeKalb Chiropractic Center
Chris Webb, FXI
Amy Yoder, Lakewood Park Christian School 
Cindy Young, Steel Dynamics, Inc.


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